Archive of October 22, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 22, 2014

Crowdfunding campaign aims to raise $1 million for Iraqi Christians

Oct 22, 2014 - 08:35 pm .- A Catholic lay organization has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise awareness and money to help persecuted Christians and other minorities in Iraq.  

Singing nun's Madonna cover: not like a prayer

Oct 22, 2014 - 08:02 pm .- Although it may have been well intentioned, an Italian nun’s choice of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” as her first single shows “radical impropriety” which wrongly ignores the original song’s intent to undermine the Virgin Mary and Catholic morals, one cultural critic has said.

Holy See to UN: Share the riches of outer space

Oct 22, 2014 - 06:01 pm .- The exploration of outer space can deepen our faith in God and our understanding of the world, and its benefits should be shared with all.

Hundreds flock to US shrine to celebrate first feast of St John Paul II

Oct 22, 2014 - 04:49 pm .- Hundreds of pilgrims and faithful from all states of life flocked to Washington, D.C.'s St. John Paul II Shrine on Wednesday to celebrate the late Pope and recently canonized saint’s first universal feast day.

Ecumenical dialogue in the spotlight as Pope's Turkey trip approaches

Oct 22, 2014 - 01:57 pm .- The cardinal heading the Church’s council for Christian Unity has expressed his hope that Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Turkey will help strengthen existing Catholic-Orthodox relations.

Refugees, displaced take center stage at Middle East consistory

Oct 22, 2014 - 12:04 pm .- At Monday's consistory on the Middle East, patriarchs gathered to discuss the threats facing local Christians, and focused on the key task of returning displaced families to their homes.

The Pope's advice on how to overcome jealousy and pride

Oct 22, 2014 - 10:37 am .- In his weekly address for the Wednesday general audience, Pope Francis offered advice on fighting those tendencies which “dismember” the Body of Christ, such as jealousy and feelings of superiority.  

The USSR's Catholic martyrs suffered, but they suffered for God

Oct 22, 2014 - 04:02 am .- Catholic victims of the Soviet Union’s cruel anti-Christian persecutions faced execution, exile and arbitrary imprisonment for their faith – and now a new website tells their stories.

Religious freedom deteriorating, but don't despair, official says

Oct 22, 2014 - 12:57 am .- Although religious freedom conditions around the globe are worsening, Americans should see this fact as a cause for motivation rather than despair, said a leading scholar on the issue.